Backup solution for Citrix Xen Hypervisor

Organisations are adopting virtualization and are increasingly migrating to Virtual DataCenter. Xen Hypervisor is an open source virtual platform provided by Citrix to Integrate, Manage and Automate a Virtual Datacenter. Xen hypervisor is used to virtualize operating systems like Windows, Linux, Solaris. To alleviate the risks around the Virtual Machines (VM) running on the Xen hypervisor, it is required to have a Backup and Disaster recovery solution. Vembu provides VM-level and Guest level backups to protect the VM’s running in the Xen Hypervisor environment.

Citrix Xen Hypervisor

VM-level Backup Solution

Vembu offers ImageBackup agent for the Windows VMs running on Xen Hypervisor and the agent needs to be installed on each VM to backup the entire VM including OS, Application and data.
Full VM Backup – Protects entire VM including operating system, application and other data in a single pass to ensure the business continuity.
Changed Block Tracking – Vembu uses proprietary CBT Driver for efficient block level incremental backup.
Automated Backup Verification – The backed up VMs will be automatically booted and the screenshot of the boot screen will be captured and emailed to the administrator.
Retention Policies – Basic and Advanced (GFS) retentions policies helps to merge the multiple recovery points and reduces the time taken to restore the backed up VMs
Application-aware VM Backups – Uses application specific VSS writers to take consistent snapshots during the backup of highly transactional applications (Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory) and the log files can be truncated at the end of backup.
Offsite Backup Copy – The redundant copy of backed up data in BDR backup server can be replicated to your own offsite data center or to Vembu cloud for data redundancy and disaster recovery purpose
Quick VM Recovery – Recover the backed up VMs instantly in VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM without restoring the entire VM data
Instant File Recovery – Recover individual files and folders instantly from backed up VM without restoring the entire VM data
Full VM Recovery – Recover the backed up Virtual Machines permanently to the same or different hypervisor
Vembu Universal Recovery – Instantly recover individual application items from Microsoft Applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory
VM Migration (P2V and V2V) – Vembu helps to migrate the VMs from other hypervisors to VMware, Hyper-V, KVM and vice versa

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We have been using Vembu for years and the BDR suite is an example of the excellent software we have come to expect from Vembu. It has the features we are looking for, but most important of all, it is stable. We tried multiple vendors through the years until we finally came across his company. We stayed with them because when we need to do a restore and when we do our routine check, the backups of run in the data is there.

We have used other backup/DR tools in the past which have always failed when you need them most, we ended up doing the backups manually which became too much. We then found and tested Vembu and It’s so easy to use, we can connect remotely to keep an eye on the tasks and the whole setup is a joy to use. Support is also fantastic, they are quick at responding and very helpful and informative.

All companies are looking to keep their data safe and secure, with Vembu ensuring that our data was protected with an efficient backup solution. Vembu is an ally with regard to backup security. The tool is very practical and easy to access the settings. A good application and reference in backup software. Meets the needs of diverse IT environments, thus ensuring business continuity.

Guest-level Backup Solution

Vembu offers NetworkBackup agent to backup individual files, folders and MS applications from Windows, Linux and Mac VMs running on Xen Hypervisor
File-level Backup – Supports file backup on Windows, Linux and Mac machines. Also, supports preconfigured folders, such as, My Documents, My Photos, Desktop, Browsers and etc
Microsoft Exchange Server Backup – Supports backup of Microsoft Exchange servers using Exchange Server Plugin. The Microsoft Exchange Server Plugin backup uses the VSS API [Volume Shadow Copy Services] for all Microsoft Exchange Server versions. Vembu allows direct upload without dumping the data locally
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Backup – Vembu Exchange Mailbox Plugin backs up the user’s mailboxes. It can backup at a folder level. You can backup all the data of a particular user (mailbox) or you can backup just a folder (like for example the inbox of a user) or you can backup a sub-folder (like for example, a sub-folder in the inbox)
Microsoft SharePoint Backup – Vembu provides the site-collection level backup of Microsoft SharePoint Servers. Vembu uses internal SharePoint dump utility to dump the SharePoint site-collection(s) and then uploads the locally dumped file(s) to the BDR backup server
Microsoft SQL Server Backup – Vembu SQL Server backup is a flexible and efficient option to backup Microsoft SQL servers. Vembu uses VDI API to backup database(s) and then uploads the locally dumped file to the BDR backup server.
Microsoft Outlook Backup – Vembu backup the emails configured in the Outlook profile. All the emails and rules at folder level are backed up to the BDR backup server
MySQL Database Backups – Vembu supports backup of MySQL database(s) from Windows and Linux machines

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